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Archibald Prize Exhibition – General Viewing Session

Visit the most prestigious art prize exhibition in Australia, featuring portraits by some of the most prominent artists in the country. Awarded to the best portrait, ‘preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, science or politics, painted by any artist resident in Australasia’, the Archibald Prize is a who’s who of Australian culture, from politicians to celebrities and from sporting heroes to artists. Prestigious and controversial, the Archibald Prize is Australia’s foremost portraiture prize. Don’t miss your chance to see the amazing collection of works as it visits the Gippsland Art Gallery, the exclusive Victorian tour venue for the Archibald Prize 2021 regional tour. Entry to the Gippsland Art Gallery 2021 Archibald Prize is by ticket only. All ages exhibition. PRICES: Adult $17, Concession $11, Children (5-17) $9, Group 10+ $15, Senior $15, Family (2 adults, 3 children) $45, Family Concession $35, Friends of the Gallery $9, Wedge Members $11

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Friday Up Late - Archibald General Viewing Session

Join us after dark under the far eastern stars, for Friday Up Late at Archibald Prize Gippsland. From 6-10pm each Friday night from the 15th October – 19th November, the Port of Sale comes alive to showcase the art gallery and the Archibald exhibition. - - - - MUSIC LINE UP: Friday 15th October - John Gibson Trio and Sue Kewming Friday 22nd October - Morning Glory (f.k.a. FRANK) Friday 29th October - Erin & Cara Friday 5th November - The Blanket Initiative Friday 12th November - Olivia Lay Friday 19th November - Sarah and Geoff - - - - - PRICES: Adult $17, Concession $11, Children (5-17) $9, Group 10+ $15, Senior $15, Family (2 adults, 3 children) $45, Family Concession $35, Friends of the Gallery $9, Wedge Members $11

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Guided Session - Archibald Prize Exhibition

Every Saturday and Sunday during the Archibald Prize exhibition at 2.15pm. Known for its famous faces, controversies and featuring some of Australia's best contemporary artists, meet one of our knowledgeable Gallery Guides as they give greater insight into some of the Archibald Prize artworks hanging in this years exhibition. Capacity 20. PRICES: Adult $17, Concession $11, Children (5-17) $9, Group 10+ $15, Senior $15, Family (2 adults, 3 children) $45, Family Concession $35, Friends of the Gallery $9, Wedge Members $11

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LOOBY

Join us for 'LOOBY', a documentary on acclaimed and controversial painter Keith Looby, followed by a Q&A with a co-producer of the film. Looby premiered at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival and (pre-COVID19) went on to packed screenings at the National Art School, Sydney; Canberra Museum and Gallery; and the Queen Victoria Museum and Gallery, Launceston. The Archibald Prize always creates much discussion about portraiture; Looby adds personality and politics to the mix. Among other things, the film delves into the painter's focus on Indigenous history and trauma at a time when Australian institutions were of a "history began with the First Fleet" mindset. These and other resonant threads are weaved together in a tight 80-minute feature. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the producers. Please note: All profits from the tickets sold will go to the Friends of the Gallery. Image above: Max Gillies (1984, Archibald Winner) by Keith Looby

Location The Wedge Performing Arts Centre

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Masters Mirror with Alvina Edwards - Under 18

Join Gippsland Portrait Artist and Teacher Alvina Edwards, to create an oil pastel or acrylic paint portrait. This workshop is designed for children and young adults from 12 to 18 years. This workshop will help you create an effective portrait while drawing inspiration from your own photographs and/or one of the Archibald Prize artists. Alvina will guide participants through use of materials and how to appropriate an Archibald artwork into their own creation! Parent supervision essential for under 16. Capacity: 20.

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Perfect Portraits for Families with Klara Jones

Bring a family member or friend and join local artist Klara Jones to learn how to create a portrait. Klara will help participants to identify what makes an interesting portrait. She will also teach participants about the structure and proportions of the human head and how to draw them directly from a model. Participants will be encouraged to explore a range of techniques and materials to help communicate the personality of their subject. We encourage participants to bring along a photograph of someone they love and admire, please make it your own photograph. Parent supervision essential for under 16. Capacity: 15.

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Sunday Social Sketch

Come and sketch with our local Portrait Group, in a social environment. Held every Sunday in our Workshop space throughout the Archibald Prize exhibition. Draw inspiration from each other with all materials, tea and coffee supplied. All ages welcome. Parent supervision essential for under 16. Capacity: 10.

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Under 18 Workshop with Alvina Bishop

Gippsland Art Gallery delivers a strong education program annually, for children, adults and the wider community. These curated art workshops have been designed specifically to coincide with the Archibald Prize, so join us to ignite the imagination and build creative skills during this exciting time in the gallery’s history. It is free to attend a workshop session, but bookings are essential in addition to securing Archibald tickets.

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Workshop: Adult Art Workshop with Dawn Stubbs

Join local painter Dawn Stubbs for a discussion of her portraiture work and to explore colour mixing associated with the art of portraiture. Dawn will share one of her biggest breakthroughs in colour mixing, that she discovered while painting portraits. In this workshop participants will learn how to create appropriate tones to render portraiture paintings. Participants are encouraged to bring along a portrait photograph to work from. In 2012 Dawn was the recipient of the Black Swan Portrait Prize (recently renamed The Lester Prize) with her Portrait Black and Blue (of her elderly Father in Law who was taking the blood thinning drug warfarin at the time). Dawn Stubbs has entered four Portraits to the Archibald which were not exhibited. Although two were exhibited in Melbourne in The Hidden Faces of The Archibald. One was of now deceased Joan Kirner past Premier of Victoria titled Still Opening Doors which was purchased by Emily’s List and now hangs in Parliament House Melbourne. ‍Capacity: 12 (adults over 18 years only).

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Archibald Prize Exhibition – General Viewing Session

19 October 2021-21 November 2021

Gippsland Art Gallery

Guided Session - Archibald Prize Exhibition

23 October 2021-21 November 2021

Gippsland Art Gallery

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Archibald Prize Exhibition – General Viewing Session

Visit the most prestigious art prize exhibition in Australia, featuring portraits by some of the most prominent artists in the country. Awarded to the best portrait, ‘preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, science or politics, painted by any artist resident in Australasia’, the Archibald Prize is a who’s who of Australian culture, from politicians to celebrities and from sporting heroes to artists. Prestigious and controversial, the Archibald Prize is Australia’s foremost portraiture prize. Don’t miss your chance to see the amazing collection of works as it visits the Gippsland Art Gallery, the exclusive Victorian tour venue for the Archibald Prize 2021 regional tour. Entry to the Gippsland Art Gallery 2021 Archibald Prize is by ticket only. All ages exhibition. PRICES: Adult $17, Concession $11, Children (5-17) $9, Group 10+ $15, Senior $15, Family (2 adults, 3 children) $45, Family Concession $35, Friends of the Gallery $9, Wedge Members $11

Location Gippsland Art Gallery

subvenue Main Gallery

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Friday Up Late - Archibald General Viewing Session

Join us after dark under the far eastern stars, for Friday Up Late at Archibald Prize Gippsland. From 6-10pm each Friday night from the 15th October – 19th November, the Port of Sale comes alive to showcase the art gallery and the Archibald exhibition. - - - - MUSIC LINE UP: Friday 15th October - John Gibson Trio and Sue Kewming Friday 22nd October - Morning Glory (f.k.a. FRANK) Friday 29th October - Erin & Cara Friday 5th November - The Blanket Initiative Friday 12th November - Olivia Lay Friday 19th November - Sarah and Geoff - - - - - PRICES: Adult $17, Concession $11, Children (5-17) $9, Group 10+ $15, Senior $15, Family (2 adults, 3 children) $45, Family Concession $35, Friends of the Gallery $9, Wedge Members $11

Location Gippsland Art Gallery

subvenue Main Gallery

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Guided Session - Archibald Prize Exhibition

Every Saturday and Sunday during the Archibald Prize exhibition at 2.15pm. Known for its famous faces, controversies and featuring some of Australia's best contemporary artists, meet one of our knowledgeable Gallery Guides as they give greater insight into some of the Archibald Prize artworks hanging in this years exhibition. Capacity 20. PRICES: Adult $17, Concession $11, Children (5-17) $9, Group 10+ $15, Senior $15, Family (2 adults, 3 children) $45, Family Concession $35, Friends of the Gallery $9, Wedge Members $11

Location Gippsland Art Gallery

subvenue Main Gallery

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LOOBY

Join us for 'LOOBY', a documentary on acclaimed and controversial painter Keith Looby, followed by a Q&A with a co-producer of the film. Looby premiered at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival and (pre-COVID19) went on to packed screenings at the National Art School, Sydney; Canberra Museum and Gallery; and the Queen Victoria Museum and Gallery, Launceston. The Archibald Prize always creates much discussion about portraiture; Looby adds personality and politics to the mix. Among other things, the film delves into the painter's focus on Indigenous history and trauma at a time when Australian institutions were of a "history began with the First Fleet" mindset. These and other resonant threads are weaved together in a tight 80-minute feature. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the producers. Please note: All profits from the tickets sold will go to the Friends of the Gallery. Image above: Max Gillies (1984, Archibald Winner) by Keith Looby

Location The Wedge Performing Arts Centre

subvenue John Leslie Theatre

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Masters Mirror with Alvina Edwards - Under 18

Join Gippsland Portrait Artist and Teacher Alvina Edwards, to create an oil pastel or acrylic paint portrait. This workshop is designed for children and young adults from 12 to 18 years. This workshop will help you create an effective portrait while drawing inspiration from your own photographs and/or one of the Archibald Prize artists. Alvina will guide participants through use of materials and how to appropriate an Archibald artwork into their own creation! Parent supervision essential for under 16. Capacity: 20.

Location Gippsland Art Gallery

subvenue Activity Room

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Perfect Portraits for Families with Klara Jones

Bring a family member or friend and join local artist Klara Jones to learn how to create a portrait. Klara will help participants to identify what makes an interesting portrait. She will also teach participants about the structure and proportions of the human head and how to draw them directly from a model. Participants will be encouraged to explore a range of techniques and materials to help communicate the personality of their subject. We encourage participants to bring along a photograph of someone they love and admire, please make it your own photograph. Parent supervision essential for under 16. Capacity: 15.

Location Gippsland Art Gallery

subvenue Activity Room

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Sunday Social Sketch

Come and sketch with our local Portrait Group, in a social environment. Held every Sunday in our Workshop space throughout the Archibald Prize exhibition. Draw inspiration from each other with all materials, tea and coffee supplied. All ages welcome. Parent supervision essential for under 16. Capacity: 10.

Location Gippsland Art Gallery

subvenue Activity Room

Event Image

Under 18 Workshop with Alvina Bishop

Gippsland Art Gallery delivers a strong education program annually, for children, adults and the wider community. These curated art workshops have been designed specifically to coincide with the Archibald Prize, so join us to ignite the imagination and build creative skills during this exciting time in the gallery’s history. It is free to attend a workshop session, but bookings are essential in addition to securing Archibald tickets.

Location Gippsland Art Gallery

subvenue Activity Room

Event Image

Workshop: Adult Art Workshop with Dawn Stubbs

Join local painter Dawn Stubbs for a discussion of her portraiture work and to explore colour mixing associated with the art of portraiture. Dawn will share one of her biggest breakthroughs in colour mixing, that she discovered while painting portraits. In this workshop participants will learn how to create appropriate tones to render portraiture paintings. Participants are encouraged to bring along a portrait photograph to work from. In 2012 Dawn was the recipient of the Black Swan Portrait Prize (recently renamed The Lester Prize) with her Portrait Black and Blue (of her elderly Father in Law who was taking the blood thinning drug warfarin at the time). Dawn Stubbs has entered four Portraits to the Archibald which were not exhibited. Although two were exhibited in Melbourne in The Hidden Faces of The Archibald. One was of now deceased Joan Kirner past Premier of Victoria titled Still Opening Doors which was purchased by Emily’s List and now hangs in Parliament House Melbourne. ‍Capacity: 12 (adults over 18 years only).

Location Gippsland Art Gallery

subvenue Activity Room

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